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Lecce: Walking Tour

1. Lecce: Walking Tour

Your tour begins from Sant'Oronzo square, where you will find a Roman Amphitheater which was first discovered at the beginning of the 20th Century. The itinerary goes on to the historic center, which is rich with churches and old buildings decorated by Baroque Art. During the tour, it will be possible to look at papier-machè artisans at work. This kind of art belongs to Lecce from the 17th Century, when it was conceived to decorate churches, back when the paper was the only material available. It continues to adorn the houses and the churches of this magical city thanks to old masters and young people.

Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Bari Street Food Tour on Segway

3. Bari Street Food Tour on Segway

Begin by visiting the main attractions of the old town, Basilica of Saint Nicolas with the precious Crypt, the ancient Cathedral of Saint Sabinus, and the millenary Swabian Castle. Stop at several places for tastings. In a Panificio, learn how focaccia barese is made and taste a slice. in a Salumeria, find out about the different kinds of cheeses and salami, while drinking a glass of primitivo wine. In one of the typical corners, discover fried street food and the strong flavours of sgagliozze and panzerotti. In a Gelateria, enjoy the home-made ice cream. Discover the modern French part of the city by the famous sea-side, with its opera theaters and luxury shopping streets, before the end of the tour. 

Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Lecce: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Bari: City Discovery Game

5. Bari: City Discovery Game

An interactive city discovery experience across Bari. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with your challenge starting from Molo San Nicola. All the information you will need for your adventure will be in an email you will have received previously. Throughout your experience you will be required to solve 9 riddles. Each riddle will take you from one (hidden) location to the next, and on the way you will unlock local recommendations and fun facts, whilst learning about the history of the city. You will discover spots in Bari that most locals don’t even know, as you see popular sights from a different angle. Explore the charming old town streets of Bari, the capital of Puglia, discovering the stories of churches and other impressive buildings and finding out about secret spots and historical curiosities. You can also indulge yourself in some fresh and tasty local treats during the break, which is in one of most vibrant and local spots of Bari, right in the Old Town.

Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

6. Matera: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.

Matera: Guided Olive Mill Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

7. Matera: Guided Olive Mill Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

Embark on an olive oil factory tour and learn all about the elaboration and production of this liquid golden juice directly from the family workers themselves. The tour consists of three parts: an excursion inside the fields, a visit to the olive oil mill, and a tasting. Begin the tour with an excursion inside the fields where you'll get a brief introduction about the award-winning product by this family company. Your tour guide will illustrate the various stages of cultivation and, depending on the period, you can watch the activities carried out on-site, such as tree pruning or olive picking. In the second part, the tour continues through an olive oil mill with plenty of details of the machinery involved in the extraction process and the different steps for oil extraction. Visit the packaging lab and learn how the extra-virgin oil is preserved and bottled. After learning the secrets of oil elaboration, your tour will be concluded with a tasting of different olive oils paired with Bread of Matera and other local products. Get an experience that will awaken your senses to all the joys that Matera and the wonderful olive oil world have to offer.

Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

8. Polignano a Mare: Guided Walking Tour

Polignano a Mare is a picturesque city, thanks to the presence of the blue sea in contrast with the white of the houses. Polignano is famous for two reasons: it was the birthplace of Domenico Modugno, the singer of the famous song Volare, and also for the Red Bull cliff diving, during which experienced divers leap from the famous terrace. A local tour guide will take you to visit the historic center during a pleasant walk. It will show you the history of the city as well as the daily life of its citizens and its traditions. During the walk you will have the opportunity to see the art of churches and buildings, to walk among the alleys adorned with flowers and to read the poems written on the faces of the buildings.

Maratea: Private Mount Biagio Tour

9. Maratea: Private Mount Biagio Tour

Your tour starts from the highest part of the city, Mount San Biagio. Here you can admire in all its beauty the statue of Christ the Redeemer, a symbol not only of the city of Maratea but of the whole region of Basilicata. The statue of Maratea is 21 meters tall, with a 19-meter arm and a face measuring 3 meters. The statue was made of reinforced concrete covered with a mixture of white cement and Carrara marble, and was created by the artist Bruno Innocenti in 1965. After admiring the statue, your tour continues to the nearby Basilica of San Biagio, patron saint of the town. Popular tradition has it that this church was born by adapting to the Christian cult. The most important work you will discover in the interior is the fresco of the 15th century, which portrays Madonna with a Child, commonly called Madonna of Pomegranate. The tour then continues through a Medieval village, complete with ancient houses with arches and divided only by narrow lanes and small squares paved in local stone.

Otranto: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

10. Otranto: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor, accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 26 reviews

The tour was beautiful and the guide very prepared and nice, too bad there was a little misunderstanding with the appointment that two discordant communications arrived on the time and the meeting point. Other than that I recommend it, and kudos to Anita the guide.

Beautiful family atmosphere that is created with the owner of the house, even if it was the first time you saw each other. Great food and prepared with passion

the culture of Matera lived through an amazing culinary experience, welcomed and pampered by the splendid hostess: Anna Maria. Absolutely to try.

the tour was made interesting ... enjoyable ... by the guide Leante Luigi .... to recommend ... !!!

visit rich in color, in knowledge with a very nice guide.